may new moon // solar eclipse


Strawberry Moon
Sunday, May 20th, Gemini, 3:47 pm PST

It's time again for New Moon wishes, and I am super happy about that, as I am trying to manifest in lots of new ways.
Sunday is especially powerful because the new moon and the solar eclipse occur on the same day. So, don't miss this opportunity to make some magic happen. 
This new moon will be in the sign of Gemini and is a great time to make wishes involving communication or manifesting what makes your life happier as it relates to: relationships, work, family, a new habit or behavior... anything! Things you have wanted to happen in your life for a long time can easily be manifested through using the boost of the happy, smart, social Gemini new moon.  

Remember, your wishes must be hand written on paper, and ten wishes maximum are allowed. The best time to wish is 8 hours after the exact time of the new moon, but with in 48 hours will do. It is best to avoid wishing during the time when the moon is void of course. 

Best times to wish in May are (note these times are for PST, be sure to convert for your time zone):

Sunday, May 20th, 3:47pm - 8:00pm
Monday, May 21st, all day and all night
Tuesday, May 22nd, 8:01pm - 2:51pm

I encourage you to share any or all of your wishes with someone, when you have a witness it makes everything more powerful. You may also share some if you like in the comments. I did last month and some things manifested the day after! Sharing is caring!

The solar eclipse also occurs on Sunday. This eclipse will be stimulating your desire to stay in motion, both physically and mentally. These next six months will be all about sharing knowledge. Ideas, thoughts, information... all of it must be kept in motion, circulating and creating a flow, allowing you to keep growing and learning. When you pass on a bit of knowledge to another it creates space for something new to come in. It is the process of passing on what you already know and being open and receptive to something new that will keep life interesting and in motion. 

If you live in LA and want to see the eclipse take a look at the Giffith Park Observatory's page of information. It will help you know where to look and at what time, since it will just be a partial eclipse here in LA you don't want to miss it. 

Happy new moon wishing! 

* update * - new moons often bring lessons around letting go, and it seems everyone I talk to these days is getting rid of things they have been lugging around, perhaps their whole life, it might be a belonging or perhaps it is a habit or an idea. Use the energy of the new moon to learn to let go, give up what no longer serves you in your life. 

* update no. two * I have been feeling super anxious the last two days, and anxious when sleeping. It feels like it has come out of no where, a friend just told me it is because of the eclipse, so if you are super sensitive and have been feeling that too then you will be interested in this info I found:

It enhances the energies of father, protection and external expression. A Solar Eclipse not only affects the energy of the Sun, but also the Moon! A Solar Eclipse occurs when the New Moon is between Earth and the Sun. The Moon's energy is very strong because it is extremely close to the Earth during this eclipse. The Sun energy is also very powerful as it embraces the Moon, showing only a glowing ring of bright light during the peak of the event.

During a Total Solar Eclipse, the Sun's light, associated with warmth, life force, and creation is temporarily blocked out. During these moments, feelings of lack, fatigue, anxiety and a disconnection with life/life force may occur. Again, this is only for a brief time as the New Moon totally blocks out the light of the Sun.  


  1. lauren,

    i love when you post about the new moons. seriously, i can't get enough. i write down all of my wishes in my creative visualization book and i use your guidance. : )

    thank you for this! xo

  2. I've been reading your blog for a little while and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy its elegance and magic.

  3. Hey Joanna - thanks so much for your sweet comment. good for you for making your wishes - that is wonderful! sending you lots of positive vibes on this New Moon! xo

    and Ana - thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice comment. it really means so much to me, you can't know.

    happy sunday!

  4. i so look forward to these posts -- here are my wishes (i'm a gemini so it feels especially potent this time around)

    -- to live in the moment, being truly present with myself, my partner, my friends, my family, my classmates, and my students as well as grateful for the experience of what i'm doing each and every step of the way

    -- to be open to possibilities and not get bogged down in what i think i "should" be doing

    -- to love and appreciate myself

  5. KATIE!
    those are wonderful!
    thank you SO much for sharing!

    keep us posted
    i would bet that in the next few days the energy will start to shift for you around these wishes... because you now have witnesses.